Funke Akindele, a Nigerian actress turned politician, has raised concerns among her fans with her recent social media post.
The mother of two, who contested for the position of Deputy Governor in Lagos during the last election but was unsuccessful, took to Twitter on Wednesday to discuss the reality of depression and encouraged people to show kindness towards others.
She also advised those who are battling with depression to seek help and speak out.
In her words:
“Depression is real. Please be kind to others. Yes, don’t trade your happiness with anything, but still, be humane in all you do. We are all on a journey in this world. Be conscious. Be aware. Share. Make peace. Take risks and be grateful for success and victory. Yet be aware, love, forgive, and stay happy. for success and victory. Yet be aware, love, forgive, and stay happy.”
However, in response to the tweet, many netizens flocked to the comment section to express concern for Funke, asking if she was alright.
@abayomiibitunde, wrote, “Hope you are doing fine, Funke? Please be fine. Feel free to discuss with trustworthy folks if you need to unburden. Be well.”
@dreychino, wrote, “Big mummy, I hope you are fine. We need you to be strong for us! Keep loving yourself, ma.”
@now14128311 commented, “How much have you lost for the election that makes you depressed, madam? Better days are ahead, and keep your head up.”
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